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Ganesh H Shankar
Elephant on Paper
Sometime ago I bought a set of hand made and some speciality papers from Japan. There are 18 different sample papers, 1 A4 size sheet each. I liked a few of the papers very much. We need to match paper with an image for its optimal look. I don't wanted to waste my precious paper sheet printing one random image on it to see how the print will look like. After thinking for some I found couple of ways of making multiple prints on the same sheet without using it at all! Necessity is mother of all inventions :)

It is not very optimal, but I get a fair idea of how an image will look on the final print.

Another "print" on the same paper here below.

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Note: The exact technique is left as an exercise for the viewers. Significant improvement on the feel of the "print" *may be* possible using another technique. I will try that on another day :)
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:25 am

Ok, here it goes. Much better than what I posted above. The actual paper I have is one sheet of Awagami Unryu. This is a very delicate thin paper with nuanced textures. You may visit the link I shared to read more about the paper and how it is made. Yes, I saved my one sheet for now! Wish I could buy these fine art sheets in India.

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Back to the two techniques - The first one is as I said is not very optimal. It gives different artistic feel, however it is not faithful to the real feel of the paper. This image is made photographing the actual paper using macro lens and superimposed the image on the same. The previous post are made by keeping the paper on a bright backlit image.

Here is another image.

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I think these papers have personality of their own. How much of that to be kept intact in the final print is an aesthetic decision. Hence the choice of the images that go on these kind of papers is a conscious decision.

One more Awagami paper (hand made) and one of the image above

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Summary:

Some of these papers seem to leave enough room for me to connect my images with my philosophy - a little bit of visual cues which leads to further imaginations and thoughts.

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Commentby Rajkumar on Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:17 pm

I do like technique Ganesh. I like the second one (Egret) It has added a lot of character and abstraction . The Elephant works well with the merging technique. I feel approach has potential independent of whether you plan to print on this paper

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:01 pm

Please check this thread if any of you want to explore this paper.

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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:50 pm

Each image is a treat to watch and now on the paper looks more special.
Definitely would like to see them printed.

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:07 pm

Loved the experiment & the end results too, Ganesh. There is a lot of room for imagination in each image and the paper grains adds a fine texture to the experience of perceiving the image in our mind.
Wanted to know your thoughts on how this experience would change if we introduce a protecting layer like glass on the "Print", thereby distancing the viewer from the physical texture of the paper.



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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:31 pm

Amazing experiment n the outcome, Ganesh. I guess, these were handmade papers with silk threads. Also available are one with natural dry grass which may suit better for some.

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